• We invite you to enjoy a spectacular train journey in CHEPE
  • Take a walk on the longest cable car in Latin America
  • Meet the Urique River
  • Discover the wonder of our magical towns
  • Enjoy extreme sports
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  • Unforgettable landscapes
We invite you to enjoy a spectacular train journey in CHEPE1 Take a walk on the longest cable car in Latin America2 Meet the Urique River3 Discover the wonder of our magical towns4 Enjoy extreme sports5 Bigger than the Grand Canyon6 Unforgettable landscapes7
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This popular Railway was built in 1961. I take almost 90 years and $ 90 million to be built; to date remains the only land connection between the cities of Chihuahua and Los Mochis. In June 1997 he obtained the concession to operate the route of the Copper Canyon. The Railway offers visitors two services. First Express and Economy Class. In 1998 the refurbishment of its fleet of cars dining room, bar car and coaches First Express train began. El Chepe where the route of 656 kilometers including 37 spectacular bridges and 86 tunnels impressive, coming from the Pacific Ocean to the great heights of this wonderful scenic splendor. Most tours run from Los Mochis Sinaloa at sea level the highest portions of the track in Creel to the city of Chihuahua. The train departs daily from the railway Chihuahua to Los Mochis and vice versa at 6:00 am local time, arriving at 10:00 pm approximately. The train makes stops at major tourist spots: Cuauhtemoc, Creel, Divisadero, Posada Barrancas, Bahuichivo / Cerocahui, Temoris, El Fuerte and Los Mochis. View Images Gallery
Copper Canyon is a beautiful and majestic natural scenery. They are located in the state of Chihuahua, in the mountains of the Sierra Madre.
This natural system consists of a series of 20 canyons and ridges, whose magnitude is four times higher than the Grand Canyon in Arizona; although different in nature; being narrower, deeper and abundant vegetation. The area covers an area of 60,000 square miles of rugged terrain. Copper Canyon is crossed by the route of Chihuahua al Pacifico train known as the "Chepe". In the section Divisadero-Los Mochis penetrates the mountain train to cross the rugged geography, passes by precipitous cliffs, crossing short and long tunnels and bridges waging rivers.
Among the major canyons are: Urique, the deepest of Mexico; Sinforosa, for whose landeros fall Rosalinda and San Ignacio waterfalls; Batopilas, home to some of the more traditional Tarahumara communities; Candameña, where is Stone Volada and Basaseachic (the two highest waterfalls of Mexico) and the rock El Gigante rock 885 meters high.
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In the highest part of the canyon, the area where the journey starts from the cable route is zipline: 10 segments zip to get to the bottom station of the cable car. With sections 300 to 1.400 meters, more than 6 kms of travel and above 400 meters high, visitors can fly horizontally over 130 kms per hour over breathtaking scenery. The tours are guided as between stations trails and suspension bridges are for visitors to interact with the area.
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Path that runs an important part of the Canyon, a scenic path 2.8 Km. That takes about 40 minutes. During this trip you can enjoy beautiful views of the majestic canyon, streams that form waterfalls and birds, including eagles and hawks, Tarahumara Caves and grazing areas. The cable car carries no intermediate posts, is a cable 2.800 meters using two cabins in a system "swing" while the other goes low. The cabins can accommodate 60 passengers.
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The via ferrata consists of abseiling, rock climbing and a small suspension bridge which is accessed through a Tarzan jump, a restaurant with terraces and spectacular glass floor, ancient walking trails, mountain bike rentals, spaces camping, horseback riding and finally, the third longest cable car in the world, with 3 kilometers of cable without intermediate towers.
Starting with a drop of 45 meters semi Rappel to continue climbing from rock through suspension bridges, grotto and make Tarzan jump. After a single wire bridge with two safety lines and climbing vertical line to finish.
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The Tarahumara or Raramuris (those of the light feet) as they call themselves, are a native Indian tribe that has chosen to live apart from modern Western culture. Live a simple and somewhat primitive form existence, subsisting on corn, beans and their farm animals and live in caves or log cabins.
Today the Tarahumara constitute the largest indigenous group in the state of Chihuahua. They are characterized by excellent runners, women make beautiful woven and handmade crafts are quiet and reserved. Their dress is colorful and language the "Raramuri" Swabian and spacious.
According to the legend of the ancient inhabitants of the Sierra Madre, "the world was created by Rayenari (the sun god) and Metzoka (the Goddess Moon)" and in his honor at present, the Tarahumara dance, sacrifice animals and drink "tesguino" (fermented corn).
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